South African Government

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National Book Week 2019

2 to 8 September

South Africa commemorates National Book Week in from 2 to 8 September. It is an initiative of the South African Book Development Council (SABDC) in collaboration with the Department of Arts and Culture.

National Book Week is an important initiative in encouraging the nation to value reading as a fun and pleasurable activity and to showcase how reading can easily be incorporated into one’s daily lifestyle.

The commemoration coincides with International Literacy Day on 8 September.

This year marks 10 years of celebrating Book Week. 

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